Summer Artist in Residence Program
Application for 2013 UD Summer Student Artist in Residence (AiR) Program
- Student MUST be available to work the entire program from June 3 – August 2, 2013
- Student MUST be available to work from 9am – 4pm Mon-Fri. during program
- Student MUST develop a working schedule based on the hours above
- Student MUST be a University of Dayton undergraduate student
- Students of any major are encouraged to apply
- Residency is NOT limited to fine art students
- By completing this application, you give the AIR committee permission to check your academic record and contact your references
Project Proposal Process:
With the University of Dayton’s campus wide engagement to human rights during the 2013/2014 academic year beginning in fall 2013 and inspired by the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the AiR program will be additionally looking for proposals that embrace this ambitious university initiative. A campus wide examination of the transformative effect of human rights issues on audiences and its influence on the development of music, visual art, theater and ballet in creating new perspectives is the creative mission behind the University Human Rights mission. Any and all AiR Proposals are encouraged to think about this theme but are NOT forced to retrofit their creative inspiration into it. We understand all artists are stimulated differently and we want to allow all proposals to be as creative as possible.
Your proposal should be professionally presented: neat, legible, with correct spelling, and visually appealing. You may use photographs, photoshop, computer aided design, video, audio, original illustrations, or whatever else serves the purpose of communicating your idea.
**Housing is to be included with location to be determined by those campus ‘clients’ who will commission the artists’ applications of their choosing.
**Salary for 30 hours per week will be offered!
Your proposal must include:
- Your name, student ID number, contact email, and contact phone
- Two faculty references
- The title of your project proposal
- A written description of your project proposal
- Photographs of the location you propose to improve
- Drawings, diagrams, models, music, photos, or whatever is necessary to show your idea
- An estimated material budget for your proposed project (does not have to be exact, but do the best that you can)
Submit your proposal to the ArtStreet office, Studio O. Deadline to hand in hard copy of proposal is Monday, February 11, 2013, no later than 11:45pm (ArtStreet closes at midnight).
Questions? Contact Brian LaDuca, ArtStreet Director, at email@example.com or 937-229-5103.
How the Program Works
Six to eight student participants are selected by a committee of art faculty and ArtStreet staff, through a competitive application process, to create art over a nine-week period during the summer. Their projects are designed with assistance from an Department of Visual Arts faculty mentor and the ArtStreet director to address a specific program, theme, or initiative relevant to the campus building to which they are assigned. Students live in a learning community environment at ArtStreet, and work in a cooperative studio environment in the ArtStreet facility. The structured program consists of an orientation period, intensive studio work, visits from artists, critiques and consultations with faculty and staff advisors, an artwork installation period, and the annual ArtHop, during which the installed works are showcased and an artist reception is held.
Watch a firsthand account of what the program experience is like:
Video produced by dalSegno Productions (2008).
Six Great Reasons to Support AIR
- The AIR program can enliven uninspiring, awkward or barren spaces in your facility. Getting tired of beige? AIR can help!
- The AIR program model is a UD original that distinguishes our university. AIR started at UD as a partnership between Student Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Associate Provost. Student artwork is developed in collaboration with UD art faculty and staff, and is designed specifically for the site where it is located, with great consideration for residents and the campus community.
- The artwork visually improves the student living and learning spaces, and demonstrates that UD values and supports student creativity. Many of the student artists have used their artwork to support campus priorities such as the First Year Living Learning Community initiative, UD's Marianist heritage, environmental sustainability, and connecting students to the Dayton community.
- Student participants develop practical wisdom through experiential learning - in community with UD faculty and staff - to improve the quality of life on campus. Not all students who have participated are art students; the program is open to undergraduate students of any major, as well as graduate students.
- The university builds a valuable collection of professional quality, community-relevant, original student artwork throughout campus at a much lower cost per than purchasing commercially available artwork.
- The UD ArtHop (a tour of new campus art) is held each fall to share the new AIR artwork with UD students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Dayton community. The work is also visible to prospective students and their parents on campus tours.